About Jomsom Muktinath Trek - Kaligandaki Valley Trek 2024

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is another popular trek in the Annapurna region. It is named after the two major destinations of the trek: Jomsom and Muktinath. The trek starts from Nayapul, the same as the Kali Gandaki Valley Trek, and follows the Kali Gandaki River upstream to the holy temple of Muktinath.The Kali Gandaki Valley Trek and the Jomsom Muktinath Trek are two popular and similar trekking routes located in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Highlights of the Kali Gandaki Valley Trek include:

  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Crossing the Kali Gandaki River via suspension bridges.
  • Experiencing the diverse flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Exploring the culturally rich village of Marpha, famous for its apple orchards and apple products.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which is known for its windy airstrip.
  • Exploring the culturally significant village of Kagbeni, which is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet.
  • Visiting the revered Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
  • Witnessing the unique landscapes of the Mustang region, characterized by barren and arid terrain.
  • Experiencing the traditional Thakali culture and cuisine.
  • Visiting traditional villages like Tadapani, Ghorepani, and Tatopani.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is known as Kali Gandaki Valley Treks also.  Because it is typically recognized, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is also a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek. The natural splendor alongside the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is breathtaking. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Package starts evolved from Pokhara and passes through the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the pilgrim web page of Muktinath. The surroundings of the trail stages from the forests of magnificent purple rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and the barren region of Mustang. Jomsom Muktinath Trek path follows the Kali Gandaki River. This river forms the most immense gorge in the world, and on one side lies the Annapurna mountain variety and on the other aspect lays the Dhaulagiri. Between the 2 degrees, there are views of eight of the 20 highest mountains in the globe. The Kali Gandaki is a quarter of a mile from the extensive river bed, and for the duration of the winters, the river is practically dry. Still, in the summers and monsoons, the water stage rises with rainwater and melting snow. You can locate fossil rocks on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, which is believed to be sacred to the Hindus.

The culture amongst Jomsom Muktinath Trek is wealthy with a religious aggregate of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhist factions. Jomsom Muktinath Trek weaves through the Lower Mustang place of Nepal, finishing at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan-motivated town packed with prayer wheels, chortens, and a Buddhist monastery.

The highest point on this Jomsom Muktinath Trek is Muktinath at 3800 meters – a holy website of temples that have been sacred to each Buddhist and Hindu for centuries. Between Tatopani and Lete Khola, there is a dramatic change in surroundings. Pine forests crowd in on the trail, and the villages take on an entirely different appearance. The layout of the towns and the layout of the homes are precise to this place. The house's design of the house is to defend the population from the robust winds that blow up the valley each day from the past to morning. Jomsom Muktinath Trek consists of Poonhill from where exceptional sunrise excursion with the breathtaking view of Annapurna and Fishtail Himalaya range, Tukuche, referred to as a satisfactory ordinary village in this region and Apple garden, sacred vicinity Muktinath Temple, Hot water pond and Jomsom Bazar.

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Highlights

  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Sunrise form Poonhill.
  • Hot spring.
  • Eye catching waterfalls.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Muktinath Temple.
  • Marpha and Tukuche village.
  • Beautiful view of different Himal like Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

Transfer to Pokhara in the morning. When pass through the Prithivi Highway there are interesting scenery of the mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and jungle as well as farm terraces and villages. The drive takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara or you can fly from Kathmandu domestic airport to Pokhara airport. After a rest you can walk around the lake side of the city to explore surrounding areas.
Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.
  • Altitude: 820m

After taking breakfast, short drive to Nayapul and start trek. We pass through old villages and meandering green hills and terraced paddy fields along the neighboring yet distant hills and the wind gushing in your face makes for a pleasant and smooth drive with much time to enjoy the landscape and contemplate about the tiring but exciting journey ahead. Trek starts from Nayapul. Till Tirkhedhunga, you enjoy with full of panoramic view of a prosperous riverside village Modi Khola. We trek towards to Sudami where we climb up, reaching Hile and finally reached Tirkhedhunga.
Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1540m.

After taking breakfast, we step down towards Ulleri which has amazing landscape with the valley. We can get opportunities to interact with the locals and learn, understand and get a firsthand experience about their way of life. We can enjoy with the majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) and the world's largest rhododendron forest.
Overnight in Ghorepani.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Ghorepani.
  • Altitude: 3194m.

In the early morning, we do short trek for see the amazing sunrise in Poonhiil from where we can see view of the shinning mountain. After seeing sunrise we back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we move towards Tatopani (1180m). The trail descends to Chitre, Sikha village. We pass suspension bridge at Ghar Khola and we climb up above the Kaligandaki River. We reach at Tatopani , Tato means hot and Pani means water .
Overnight in Tatopani. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Tatopani.
  • Altitude: 3210m.

After taking breakfast, we move towards Ghasa through walking Kaligandaki Gorge (it is the deepest gorge in the world situated between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri). We pass Dana (1400m) , Rupse falls (stunning falls ) and pass one suspension bridge and finally reach at Ghasa.
Overnight in Ghasa.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Ghasa.
  • Altitude: 2010m.

After taking breakfast, we move towards Tukuche through bank of river. We pass Larjung (2560m), Khobang village where Thakali village. We arrived at Tukuche village: its ancient Thakali village where we can see monastery and Buddhist culture.
Overnight in Tukuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Tukuche.
  • Altitude: 2586m.

After taking breakfast, we move towards Kagbeni with passing Jomsom (2713m). In Jomsom, we found domestic airport, army camp, hotels, bank and government offices. After reaching at Jomsom, we walk on bank of Kaligandaki River. Before reaching Kagbeni at we pass Eklebhatti (2730m), from here we can go direct Muktinath also. We reach at Kagbeni village, which is situated at the junction of Jhong Khola and Kali Gandaki River. In this village, we can see Tibetan culture and their special hospitality.
Overnight in Kagbeni.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Kagbeni.
  • Altitude: 2810m.

After taking breakfast, we climb up the Jhong Khola. We pass Jharkot village (3500m) and finally reach at Muktinath (3800m). Muktinath is holy place for Hindus and Buddhist.
Overnight in Muktinath.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Location: Muktinath.
  • Altitude: 3800m.

After taking breakfast, we will back towards Jomsom via Eklebhatti. Today, we walk on the bank of Kali Gandaki River.
Overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast.Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge.
  • Altitude: 2713m.

After taking breakfast, transfer to Jomsom airport. Transfer to hotel in Pokhara and start sightseeing in Pokhara. Drive to David’s fall, Gupteswor cave. Free time for your own activities like Paragliding, Bunjy jump, Zip flyer and more. In day time free for shopping.
Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara

After taking breakfast , we will start our journey towards Pokhara to Kathmandu. If you use land transport , then it will take 6-7 hours and domestic air then 25 min flight.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, our office representative will transfer towards airport according to your flight schedule. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing on best three star hotel.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus).
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing place.
  • Jomsom- Kathmandu by Jeep on sharing basis.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

FAQ of Jomsom Muktinath Trek - Kali Gandaki Valley Trek 

Where is Jomsom Muktinath Trek located?

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is located in the Lower Mustang of Nepal. It is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of the country.

How long does the Jomsom Muktinath Trek take?

The duration of the Jomsom Muktinath Trek can vary depending on your itinerary and walking pace. Typically, the trek takes around 10-14 days to complete.

What is the level of difficulty for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is considered to be a moderate-level trek. While it does not involve any technical climbing, you will be trekking at high altitudes, which can be physically demanding. It is important to have a reasonable level of fitness and acclimatize properly to the altitude.

What is the best time to do the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

The best time to do the Jomsom Muktinath Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, stable weather conditions, and moderate temperatures, making for a pleasant trekking experience.

Is a permit required for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Yes, you need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card to trek in the Annapurna region, including the Jomsom Muktinath Trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What are the major highlights of the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the opportunity to explore the unique landscapes of the Mustang region. You'll pass through charming villages, ancient monasteries, and experience the local culture and traditions of the people living in the area.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Along the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you will find teahouses and lodges in the villages where you can stay. These teahouses provide basic accommodation and meals. However, it is advisable to carry a sleeping bag as the quality of bedding may vary.

What should I pack for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Some essential items to pack for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek include trekking boots, comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and a trekking pole. It's also important to pack some cash, as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.